In 2017 American rapper Kanye West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and in 2018 he revealed he had stopped taking his medication because it interferes with his creativity. Keep reading to see why his family is concerned.
The musician suffers from bipolar disorder and once a year usually has an episode. These episodes can affect his decision-making. In the video Kanye explains to longtime TV host and producer David Letterman what it feels like to be bipolar.
Kanye's family and friends are worried but believe he'll stabilize in time like he's done before. The star refuses to take his medication because he considers it inhibits his creativity. In an interview with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel West said the disorder isn't really an issue because he just goes on TV and says what's on his mind and what he's feeling. Maybe that's exactly the issue? Kimmel laughed and jokingly said "all people need to do is get on TV". Kimmel also said he believed the disorder is what makes Kanye a genius. Watch the interview in the video below.